What's your favourite DIALOG initiative?
My favourite DIALOG initiative is ASPIRE. It gives us an opportunity to collaborate and have a design conversation that inspires each of us to deliver innovative design solutions for tomorrow.
If you were to change your career, what would you do instead?
I would want to be one of DIALOG's clients - it’s the next best position to be in to change the world!
What's one quote you live by?
"Always take the high road and, in so doing, treat others as you would like to be treated."

Marion joined us in 2013, bringing extensive leadership experience to our complex architectural projects. Her areas of expertise are sports, recreation, public, and institutional projects, with a focus on design, management, and procurement.

Marion is passionate about creating environments that inspire people to take ownership of their health and wellbeing. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients to deliver spaces and solutions that support and promote healthy, balanced lifestyles. Her mission has taken shape through her work on seminal projects such as the LEED® Silver speed skating oval for the community of Richmond, BC. The oval was the official speed skating venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and has won 35 global awards.

In alignment with her vision for healthier future generations, Marion is currently delivering the architectural design for the North Shore Waste Water Treatment Plant for Metro Vancouver. She is also working on student residences and dining commons for Simon Fraser University, the Vivo for Healthier Generations recreation centre in Calgary, a student housing facility for North Island College on Vancouver Island, and sports feasibility studies for the City of Calgary.

Marion is the studio managing partner in Vancouver, and is dedicated to helping establish and evolve our design and business vision. You can expect a warm, collegial design experience with rigorous attention to detail when working with her. Marion is a passionate advocate for the advancement of women in our industry, and she is a champion and mentor for young women designers who leads by example. Marion supports open workplace discussions on gender issues and hopes to build a revolutionary standard for gender neutrality across our entire team.

I am inspired when I get to work with a team and a client who have a strong project vision, through which they deliver more wellbeing to communities than they had initially imagined.
Marion LaRue

Education

  • Bachelor of Architecture University of Waterloo
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science University of Waterloo
  • Executive Leadership - Leading High Performance Teams UBC Sauder School of Business